ACT® — American College Testing
The ACT® test is required for two of Rowan College's Allied Health programs: DMS (Diagnostic Medical Sonography)
and NMT (Nuclear Medicine Technology).
There are two forms of the ACT® test, a Residual test and National test. Both are given on the Rowan College campus. The Residual ACT® is only for use at Rowan College. National ACT® score reports may be sent to other colleges.
The Residual test is given through the Testing Center. Test dates can be found in the Allied Health packets. Sign-up
must be in person at the Testing Center. Tests are given on Saturday, and students must report at 7:30 am. Testing
begins promptly at 8 a.m. Students who are late will not be seated.
Duplicate copies of Residual scores cannot be obtained from American College Testing or Rowan College.
The National ACT® also is given at Rowan College but has to be scheduled through the ACT® website and
paid for online. National test results may be sent to other colleges. Register at www.actstudent.org.
What is not permitted during testing?
Cell phones or any electronic devices are not permitted during testing. These items cannot be held by testing
staff, and students with these items will not be permitted to test.
What is on the test?
The ACT® test consists of four subject tests: English, mathematics, reading and science.
How long is the test?
English: 75 questions, 45 minutes
Mathematics: 60 questions, 60 minutes
Reading: 40 questions, 35 minutes
Science: 40 questions, 35 minutes
What is the cost?
Please refer to the current Allied Health Packet…
How do I register for the test?
Registration must be done in person at the Testing Center during regular business hours.
When and where is the test scheduled?
The Residual ACT® is scheduled three times a year on Saturdays in September, December and February. Students
must report to the testing room at 7:30 a.m. The test begins promptly at 8 a.m. The test is given on the Rowan
College campus; room locations vary, depending on the number of students testing. The location will be written
on students' registration forms.
How do I get my results?
Official test results are mailed to students approximately 4 to 6 weeks after testing. For the February Residual ACT®
only, tests are hand scored and Admissions sends students a form notifying them whether they have met the
minimum required score. The student will receive an official copy in the mail.
What score do I need to pass the test?
Minimum required scores can be found in the Allied Health Admission Packets. The ACT® score is a composite
of all four tests.
May I retake the test?
A minimum of 60 days must elapse before repeat Residual Testing. Students may take the ACT® no more than
12 times total.
How long are scores valid?
Currently, there is no expiration date. Check the Allied Health Packets for updates.
What do I bring on the test date?
Valid identification (see www.actstudent.org)
Sharpened no. 2 pencils with good erasers (no mechanical pencils)
A permitted calculator (see www.actstudent.org).
How can I prepare for the test?
More information about test day, including complete practice tests, can be found in the free booklet, Preparing
for the ACT®. Download it from www.actstudent.org/testprep. Practice test booklets are available at the Testing
Center and are given to students when they sign up for the test.
Can you accommodate students with disabilities?
For any documented disabilities, please contact the Department of Special Services at 856-415-2265.